Thursday, November 29, 2007

Interview with Jerry Weinberg at Citerus

Read it here. As usual, Jerry Weinberg has many thought-provoking things to say. My favorite:

"Q: If you're the J.K Rowling of software development, who's Harry P then?

A: Well, first of all, I'm not a billionaire, so it's probably not correct to say I'm the J.K. Rowling of software development. But if I were, I suspect my Harry Potter would be a test manager, expected to do magic but discounted by software developers because "he's only a tester." As for Voldemort, I think he's any project manager who can't say "no" or hear what Harry is telling him."

Testers are finally redeemed :-)

Vonnegut's last interview

Via Tim Ferriss's blog, an inspiring interview with Kurt Vonnegut. BTW, if you haven't read Tim's '4-hour workweek' book, I highly recommend it. It will make you green with envy, but it will also offer you some good ideas about organizing your work and your life a bit differently.

Monday, November 12, 2007

PyCon'08 Testing Tutorial proposal

It's that time of the year, when the PyCon organizers are asking for talk, panel, and tutorial proposals. Titus and I are thinking about doing a three-peat of our Testing tutorial, but this time....with a twist. Read about it on Titus's blog; then send us your code/application that you'd like to test, or problems you have related to testing. Should be lots of fun.

Modifying EC2 security groups via AWS Lambda functions

One task that comes up again and again is adding, removing or updating source CIDR blocks in various security groups in an EC2 infrastructur...